Two Hearts: new acrylic painting

The lens on my canon G12 camera decided to stop working this week. Maybe it wants a holiday? But I borrowed Hiie’s tiny waterproof camera – which doesn’t have anti shake on it… so, unfortunately, everything I take is a bit blurred. But I managed to get this little acrylic, I finished yesterday, relatively in…

It’s quite exciting…

Had a good day painting and drawing yesterday. I did a couple of small watercolours and finished a large oil landscape and nearly finished a smaller acrylic landscape.  

Bella by the sea: an acrylic quickie

Cats. Who doesn’t like cats? Plenty of people it seems but I’m not one of them. I painted this acrylic painting on canvas this afternoon to cheer up my partner’s office. It’s our cat Bella looking fierce and sad. Probably hungry.

Blue Tree Serenade: new oil painting

I’ve been finishing off a couple of paintings and watercolours this week that have been sitting in the studio for months. Here’s one new landscape I’ve called ‘Blue Tree Serenade’ oil on linen 33 x 24cm (12 x 9in) The tall pine trees guard the forest. They sing their song of strength and patience. Some…

‘A Landscape in Pain’

Here’s one small painting I finished yesterday. I’ve called it ‘A Landscape in Pain’. Painting’s like life. The way it turns out isn’t always where you wanted to go when you started. I try to let the canvas lead me where it wants to go so it’s always a bit of a surprise when you…

‘A Dream of the Sea’: new painting

The rhythm and pattern of waves fascinate me. Standing at the beach looking towards the horizon, a pattern of infinite variety of waves coming towards you. Sometimes the light glitters on the surface- the light messages from the stars. And sometimes you can see the universe of stars reflected in a small area of water-…

Sea, Sky, Rock: new painting

This painting ended up a kind of apocalyptic vision with its dramatic green clouds shot through with a small piece of comet. Perhaps it was the comet exploding and landing in a lake in Russia in 2012 that influenced me. I wasn’t aware of that when I painted it though. The painting wasn’t conceived with…

‘Walking Away’ painting

‘The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.’  Albert Camus